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Sohrab Hura:

October 10, 2024—February 17, 2025


The first US survey of artist Sohrab Hura (Indian, b. 1981) showcases more than fifty works from the last two decades of his experimental practice. On view from October 10, 2024 through February 2025, Sohrab Hura: Mother weaves together bodies of work across photography, film, sound, drawing, painting, and text that have never before been shown together. Self-trained and beginning his career in documentary photography, Hura quickly took on an essayistic and experimental approach, using multiple media to produce his layered work. Renowned for capturing remarkable everyday moments that give form to systemic political forces, Hura brings into focus colonially imposed borders, the trauma of partition, and the changing ecosystem of the Indian subcontinent. 

Sohrab Hura (Indian, b. 1981) is a photographer and filmmaker who lives and works in New Delhi, India. Recent solo and group exhibitions have been presented at Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam; Liverpool Biennial 2021; Kunstmuseum Bonn; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; and the Cincinnati Art Museum. His films have been shown in film festivals such as the Berlin International Film Festival and the 66th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Hura has self-published five books under the imprint Ugly Dog. His work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Ishara Art Foundation, Dubai; and the Cincinnati Art Museum, among others.

Sohrab Hura: Mother is organized by Ruba Katrib, Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, with Sheldon Gooch, Curatorial Assistant.

Major support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Sohrab Hura. The green dress. 2022. Soft pastel on paper. Courtesy the artist and Experimenter, Kolkata and Mumbai

Sohrab Hura. The Coast. 2020. Video: color, 17 min 27 sec. Courtesy the artist and Experimenter, Kolkata and Mumbai

Sohrab Hura. Untitled from the series Snow. 2015–ongoing. Inkjet print. Courtesy the artist and Experimenter, Kolkata and Mumbai

Self-portrait of Sohrab Hura. Courtesy the artist and Experimenter, Kolkata and Mumbai